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Interview related question: if you had a second interview from your dream job, but nothing since, would you reach out to the interviewers for feedback about what went wrong after you already sent a follow up email the week before to ask about their decision (which they did not respond to)? I don’t want to be annoying but I would love to know how I could improve for any future postings.

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You might phrase it is "what would make me a stronger/more ideal candidate?" There was a guy who did this, went and got whatever experience the employer recommended, the replied to the same email chain a year or years later asking for another interview. And he got the job . I can't remember the company. But if you think this is THE job, no harm in trying

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Did you explicitly hear back from them that the process completed and they hired someone else? If not You may want to slow play, maybe they have slowed the search down. You may not want to give them anything to “rule you out” by sending an email that can be misconstrued as impatient or emotional

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Disagree. I think if this is true, polite persistence shows tenacity and desire, both of which are good employee traits.

I think that is a great idea, although you may not necessarily get a truthful answer. More likely you will get a "we had a better qualified applicant" or some nonesense.

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It sounds like you haven’t been rejected yet, in which case I wouldn’t reach out for feedback yet (but feel free to follow up again on the job if it’s been a week or two). Once you’re formally rejected (if that occurs), I agree it can’t hurt to try getting some feedback on what you might improve to be a better candidate in the future. As others have mentioned, you’ll probably get a non-responsive answer, but some chance they’ll actually provide helpful feedback so why not try.

Couple of questions, did they tell you a timeline as to when they would be making a decision? I always ask this question when I interview so I can know when time has gone by to indicate they have made their decision or not. Also, is the job posting still listed? This may give you an indication if they have not made their decision. If they haven’t made their decision yet, then your email may be premature. Also, do you have a HR contact from your interviews? If so, contacting the HR contact to inquire whether the position has already been filled may tell you before you ask for feedback. Nonetheless, I like Associate 2’s wording above on how to phrase the inquiry. Best of luck!

Thank you all for your responses! The only timeline I received when I asked was that they wanted to move fast. It’s been 2.5 weeks since my second interview and I sent a follow up email asking for any updates on their decision a week ago that went unanswered so I have a strong feeling they did not think I would be a good fit since they wanted to move quickly and the fact my follow up email didn’t get a response.

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